Archive for April, 2011


Ask Micah

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Dad’s New Love Dear Micah, Tell me if I’m being over sensitive or not.  My mama died two years ago.  My dad started dating a few months back and now wants to move his girlfriend into the house he shared with my mother.  He’s moving most of the furniture and items they shared out and… Read More

Kenya McRae

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Carrying On the Family Secret By Kara Kennedy Kenya McRae hopes that her family secret keeps perfecting itself.  A few years ago, she decided that she wanted to leave a family legacy, so she decided to move back to her hometown, Huntsville, Ala., to start her family’s specialty foods company, McRae Foods. “After I graduated… Read More

Ask Micah 4-7-11

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Messy Males Dear Micah, I have a husband and two sons with him plus he has one son from his previous marriage.  My house is full of males and they have no respect for our home.  Clothes land anywhere they throw them.  Dishes pile up in bedrooms and in the den.  The toilet seat is… Read More

City of Ideas

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Prize 2 The Future is just the start. by André Natta I enjoy thinking of Birmingham as a City of Ideas. Many of these ideas have been acted on over the years with varying results, including the founding of the city itself, and the installation of Vulcan high atop Red Mountain to stand watch over… Read More

Ticket to Ride.

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

by Amy Lemley Bailey Spring is here and travel is top of mind. Travel inspired our spring photo shoot, and whether you are traveling by plane, boat, train, or car we have the looks that will have you springing into style this season. Riding in Style (car provided by Birmingham Brokers): Danielle Yancey wearing yellow… Read More

I Do, But You Can’t

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Sounds to me like some people need to get some business of their own. By Cherri Ellis Believe me when I say I am not mocking Alabama. I love Birmingham with the fierceness of choice: I may not have been born a steel magnolia, but I have dug my midwestern roots into your rich soil… Read More

Style Icon: Jeffrey Bayer

Monday, April 4th, 2011

President and CEO, Bayer Properties Written and styled by Tracy Robinson, Photographed by Chuck. St. John Mark Twain famously said, “Clothes make the man.” While Bayer Properties President and CEO, Jeffrey Bayer, owes his success more to hard work than to haute couture, he learned early in life that image has its importance, especially in… Read More

You Are Different, And That’s Bad.

Monday, April 4th, 2011

People are Stupid. I should know, I’ve been one for over 50 years. By Francis Hare The headline of this month’s column comes from an e–mail I received more than a decade ago, which was entitled “Children’s Books We’ll Never See.” The subhead below it is something I often say to remind myself that, deep… Read More

Spring Into Summer

Monday, April 4th, 2011

One thing leads to another. By Charlie Thigpen In the midst of spring’s glory, gardeners should already be thinking about summer. Once there’s no fear of frost it’s fair game for all those tender and tropical plants you’ve been itching to set in the landscape. The weather’s perfect so get outdoors and enjoy your garden… Read More

B-yourself: Cheryl Myers

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Name: Cheryl Myers Age: 51 and glad about it. I celebrated turning 50 for 18 months, ending a week before turning 51 with a New Orlreans Second Line in Highland Park with my family, friends, musicians, and dinner at Hot & Hot Fish Club. It was a blast!! My hometown: Don’t claim one, Air Force… Read More

Be Rebellious!

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Glamour Goal #4: Be Rebellious! Challenge: Ask Questions! by Lee Ann Brown Information is knowledge, and knowledge is power. And power, as we all know is very glamorous! So make it a habit to be informed. Being able to participate in and enjoy sparkling conversation is a gift, but one that can be enjoyed by… Read More